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OFFICERS Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kevin Savoy Vice Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . .Wayne Watkins Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce MacDonald Immediate Past Chairman . . . . . . .Jack Brim

ATA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ALABAMA

TRUCKER S P E C I A L

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Dennis Bailey, Robert Barnett, Aubrey Baugh, Rhonda Bees, Joe Black, Gary Bond, Ray Brock, Greg Brown, Will Bruser, Mike Callahan, Dan Carmichael, Fenn Church, Mark Coffman, Jeff Coleman, John Collier, Rodger Collins, Driscoll Colquett, Brent Cook, Gail Cooper, Al Cox, Jerry Davis, Ranny Davis, Joe Donald, Edmund Doss, Mack Dove, Russ Elrod, Dean Flint, Jack Fricks, Terry Kilpatrick, Jason King, Mark Knotts, Jerry Kocan, Drew Linn, Jeff McGrady, Barry McGriff, Tom McLeod, Buck Moore, E.H. Moore, Jr., Ross Neely, Jr., Tommy Neely, George Overstreet, Butch Owens, Clay Palm, Jim Pickens, Mike Pursley, David Rouse, Bill Scruggs, Danny Smith, Harold Sorrells, Ronnie Stephenson, Paul Storey, James Suttles, Bill Ward, Scott White, David Wildberger, Skip Williams, T.J. Willings, Keith Wise.

ATA STAFF J. Frank Filgo, CAE, President & CEO Tim Frazier, CDS, Dir. of Safety & Member Services Jane Nixon, Executive Assistant Lynn Thornton, Bookkeeper Ford Boswell, Director of Communications Brandie Norcross, Administrative Assistant

ATA WCSIF STAFF Kimble Coaker, CEO & Fund Administrator Don Boatright, COO Todd Hager, Director of Claims Rick Hunter, LSP, CDS, Director of Loss Control Debra Calhoun, Office Manager Scott Hunter, MS, CDS, Loss Control Engineer Duane Calhoun, CDS, Loss Control Engineer Kimberly Best, Payroll/Audit Coordinator Kim Campbell, Underwriting Coordinator Katie Edwards, Accounting Specialist Kim Sims, Administrative Assistant

ATA 76th ANNUAL CONVENTION & MEETING Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Destin, Fla. • April 24-26, 2014 Welcome Message ..................................................................................................................2 Convention Agenda .................................................................................................................4 Welcome Reception................................................................................................................6 Business Meeting .....................................................................................................................8 Annual Membership Meeting.............................................................................................12 Convention Sponsors...........................................................................................................14 Driver of the Year....................................................................................................................16 Convention Golf Tournament.............................................................................................20 Pool Sponsors.........................................................................................................................20 Chairman’s Dinner .................................................................................................................22 H. Chester Webb Award ....................................................................................................24 ATA Workers’ Comp Annual Report.................................................................................26

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Welcome... to the Alabama Trucking Association’s 76th Annual Convention & Membership Meeting Dear Conventioneer, We once again find ourselves surrounded by our friends and colleagues at one of the top resorts on the Gulf Coast, prepared to conduct the business of this important Association. During our time here, we will discuss solutions for some of the obstacles that face our industry; learn more about the services this Association provides; congratulate those among us who have gone the extra mile in doing their jobs professionally and safely; and honor those who have served this Association through the years with excellent leadership and unwavering support. It’s not supposed to be all work, however. There will be ample time to relax and enjoy the surrounding attractions — the beach, the spa, the golf course, shopping outlets, and the company of friends and colleagues. For the past year, it has been my responsibility to make sure it’s going to a great event. Spearheading the planning committee has been a truly rewarding experience for me, and one that I hope will result in a great meeting for us all. This Association deserves no less. I want to thank Convention Finance Committee Chairman Joe Black of McGriff Tire Co. for his and his committee’s hard work in securing nearly $215,000 in sponsorships funds. His team did a great job that will allow us to gain the most from our time together. I’d like to applaud these men and women for their outstanding efforts. This year’s Convention Finance Committee members are: ATA Chairman Kevin Savoy, Greenbush Logistics, Inc.; Gary Bond, BancorpSouth Equipment Finance; Leigh Breal, Ward International Trucks; Jack Brim, B.R. Williams Trucking, Inc.; Fenn Church, Church Transportation & Logistics, Inc.; Mark Coffman, Coffman International, Inc.; John Collier, Transport Trailer Center; Rodger Collins, Industrial Warehouse Services, Inc.; and

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Steve Stinson, Mid State Thermo King. I also applaud Mr. Savoy for an outstanding term as this Association’s highest elected official. This time last year, he held the same responsibility of planning for this annual meeting. There’s so much more than meets the eye when planning for an event of this scale, and his advice and guidance was a blessing. Frank and his staff also worked extremely hard, overlooking no detail to ensure that you enjoy and maximize your time here this weekend. Each of them, Jane, Lynn, Brandie, Tim and Ford, offer a wealth of experience and expertise to make it all flow smoothly as possible. A well-organized team is hard to beat. But our greatest appreciation is for the 107 ATA member firms that pledged financial support for this year’s ATA Annual Meeting & Convention. Their support of this and our many other events and programs is why the Alabama Trucking Association is among the leading trade association in Alabama, and beyond. As you look through the pages of this booklet, please make note of these businesses and their contribution to your Alabama Trucking Association. I look forward to visiting with you this weekend. If you have suggestions as to how we can improve our meeting, please let me or an ATA staff member know.

Wayne Watkins Wayne Watkins 2014 Convention Chairman Watkins Trucking Co. Birmingham, Ala.

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2014 CONVENTION AGENDA Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Destin, Fla. ● April 24-26, 2014 THURSDAY – APRIL 24th 2:00-5:00 P.M.

Open Registration

Emerald Registration Booth

5:00-7:00 P.M.

ATA Welcome Reception Rum Runners Dueling Pianos

Sunset Deck

FRIDAY – APRIL 25th 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.

Registration

Emerald Registration Booth

8:30-11:00 A.M.

Business Meeting & Breakfast

Emerald Ballroom

Keynote Speakers: Ken Gronbach, nationally recognized expert and futurist in the field of Demography and Generational Marketing Jim Morris, retired major league baseball legend that inspired the movie “The Rookie” 1:00-4:00 P.M.

Poolside Cabana

Poolside

5:00-7:00 P.M.

ATA Workers’ Comp Fund Reception

Emerald ballroom

SATURDAY – APRIL 26th

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8:00-11:00 A.M.

Registration

Emerald Registration Booth

8:00-9:00 A.M.

Board Meeting (Directors & Special Guests only)

Emerald ballroom

9:00-11:00 A.M.

Annual Meetings & Breakfast Emerald ballroom ATA Workers’ Comp Fund Meeting ATA Membership Meeting Keynote Speaker: Jeff Mason, Executive Vice President Communications & Public Affairs American Trucking Associations

11:30 A.M.

Golfer’s Lunch

Baytowne Course

12:00-5:00 P.M.

Golf Tournament

Baytowne Course

1:00-4:30 P.M.

Poolside Cabana

Poolside

6:30-7:00 P.M.

Chairman’s Reception

Emerald Foyer

7:00-9:00 P.M.

Chairman’s Dinner Emerald Ballroom Honoring Kevin Savoy, COB Entertainment: Richie McDonald (Lead singer for the country music group Lonestar)

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WELCOME RECEPTION Thursday

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunset Deck Dress is casual.

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oin your friends, family and colleagues on the Sunset Deck (near the hotel pool, overlooking the beach) as we kickoff ATA’s Annual Convention & Meeting. It’s an evening of music, food, beverages and great company. Entertainment is provided by Rum Runners Dueling Pianos. A full bar is provided with heavy hors d’oeuvres, deserts and other edibles. Don’t leave early, as all guests are eligible to win awesome door prizes and gift certificates. Afterward, the evening is yours to enjoy.

Hospitality Reception provided by Act II Level Sponsors

Door Prizes provided by

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BUSINESS MEETING & BREAKFAST Friday

8:30-11:00 a.m.

Emerald Ballroom

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Ken Gronbach

ur 76th Annual Meeting starts off with a working breakfast in the Emerald Ballroom where attendees will hear two great presenters. First up is Ken Gronbach, a gifted speaker, author, and nationally recognized expert and futurist in the field of demography and generational marketing. He brings his brand of wit, humor and clear communication to make the science of shifting demography come alive with real life examples that make it relevant to today’s culture, business climate and economy. Mr. Gronbach has authored several books on the social and demographic changes that lie ahead for business owners. His perspective is macro, delivering the big picture for his audience. He explains how demographers are able to forecast markets, societal phenomena, and economics with uncanny accuracy because they count people, not money or things. His research also explains how the effects of an aging workforce will change the way employers will hire in the coming years, and demonstrates why other world economies, such as The European Union, Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Asia and Africa are all facing serious damaging individual demographic issues with no apparent remedy. He forecasts a large scale exodus and brain drain from these countries and regions to the two continents of the Americas. This will drive the economy of the Americas to levels never seen before.

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fter a brief intermission, is Jim Morris, who at the age of 35 got a second chance at his dream of playing baseball professionally. He’d gotten his first shot at the Big Leagues, just out of college, as a pitcher, but nagging injuries and the rigors of life in general derailed him. He retired, married, began raising a family, became a high school science teacher and baseball coach, and was generally a contented man. During a particularly lousy season, Morris lectured his demoralized team about pursuing their dreams and about becoming winners. The team upped the ante and challenged him to pursue his own dreams about baseball. They knew how hard he threw a baseball and believed he had a chance. So the bet was on: If his high school team won the district championship, something they had never done, then Morris would try out for a major league baseball team. Miraculously, the team held up their end of the bet, and Morris went to an open tryout for the Majors, where he threw 12 consecutive pitches at 98 MPH to the amazement of scouts in attendance. That tryout eventually led to a pro contract to play baseball again at an age when most are retiring. Jim Morris His uplifting story, which Disney Studios made into a major production movie in 2002, shows how overcoming adversity in the pursuit of your dreams is the stuff great leaders are made of, whether it’s in business, on the battlefield, in your community, or just simply raising great kids. Mr. Morris story will enthrall and inspire attendees.

Speakers appear thanks to our ACT I Level Sponsors

Breakfast is sponsored by

Door Prizes courtesy of

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ATA & ATA WORKERS’ COMP FUND MEMBERSHIP MEETING & BREAKFAST Saturday

9-11:00 a.m.

Emerald Ballroom Dress is business casual.

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aturday morning’s Membership Meeting will focus on the general affairs and current business of the Alabama Trucking Association and the ATA Workers’ Comp Fund. Both groups will hold separate meetings with all convention attendees and guests invited to attend. Featured speaker for the breakfast is Jeff Mason, Executive Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs for the American Trucking Associations in Washington D.C. Mason serves as publisher of the leading industry weekly tabloid, Transport Topics, and is responsible for all external communications, branding, image and outreach, and public affairs activities and serves on the executive leadership team for National ATA. Prior to joining ATA Mason was a partner with Randall Publishing Co. (now Randall Reilly) based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., spearheading that company’s multiplatform Trucking Media Div., including several print, digital and event brands and was instrumental in the acquisition, development and strategic growth of the Randall-Reilly products serving the fleet and owner-operator markets. Outside of his duties for the National ATA, Mason is active in the trucking industry, serving as past president of the Allied Committee for the Trucking Industry (ACT I), the American Trucking Associations’ Communications and Image Policy Committee, National ATA’s Chairman’s Marketing Council. He also served on the Truckload Carriers Association Board of Directors.

Jeff Mason Executive Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs for the American Trucking Association

Breakfast provided by the following sponsors

Ladies Door Prizes provided by

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Door Prizes provided by

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CONGRATULATIONS ALABAMA DRIVER OF THE YEAR

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From left, ATA Chairman Kevin Savoy, ATA Driver of the Year George Jones, and award sponsor Southland International Truck's Drew Linn

ongtime Evergreen Transport, Inc. employee George Jones is this year’s the Alabama Trucking Association’s Driver of the Year honor for his commitment to industry safety and professionalism in a career that has spanned five decades. Despite sharing the name of the late country music great whose reputation for occasionally missing a day’s work was legendary, Jones has an exemplary work ethic and a passion for his profession that is nothing short of inspiring. In 42 years, Jones has logged more than 4 million miles in his career with only one minor accident. But even more impressive is the fact that he has been with his current employer his entire 40-plus years behind the wheel of a commercial truck. He has worked for Evergreen founder Walter Poole, since he started his career as a young man in the early 1970s. He’s an active driver safety trainer for his company and was instrumental in helping develop the fleet’s current training program. He is also participated in the state’s Department of Public Safety’s Targeting Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) program. Driver of the Year First Runner Up is Homer Kuykendall, Charles G. Lawson Trucking, Inc. in Montgomery. Southland International Trucks Inc. sponsored the Driver of the Year Award.

ATTENDANCE HAS ITS PRIVELEDGES: ATA CONVENTION DOOR PRIZES!! ATTENDANCE HAS ITS PRIVELEDGES: ATA CONVENTION DOOR PRIZES!! More than $8,000 in cash and door prizes will be awarded to attendees at all major events this weekend, but you must be present to win. You badge serves as your drawing ticket. Prizes to include, but not limited to, Macintosh products, including MacBook, iPad Mini, iPod, portable speakers, golf equipment, HD TV, digital camcorder, digital camera, and much, much more. Door prizes compliments of Comdata (Thursday Evening), Industrial Warehouse Services, Inc. (Friday’s Business Meeting), Carrier Transicold South (Saturday’s Membership Meetings), Pilot Flying J (Ladies Door Prizes)

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ATA CONVENTION GOLF TOURNAMENT Baytowne Course

Sandestin, Fla.

Lunch served: 11:30 a.m. ● Shotgun start: 12:00 p.m.

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oin us for our convention golf tournament at the Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin. This nationally ranked course gives guests the best of both worlds: challenging golf in a beautiful setting, with landing areas that invite players to unleash the river and greens that reward a strategically placed approach shot. The 18-hole course features 6,805 yards of golf from the longest tees for a Par 71. The course rating is 73.4 and it has a slope rating of 127 on Bermuda grass. Tom Jackson, who designed the course, calls every hole at the Baytowne Golf Club a favorite “because each one has a personality all its own.” If you have not registered to play, be aware that space is very limited. Please stop by the Convention Registration Booth for more information. Teams will be assigned prior to play.

Golfers Lunch compliments of

Golf Prizes compliments of

CONVENTION POOL HOSPITALITY Friday, April 24, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 25, 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

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olf not your thing? Rather lounge by the pool, soak in the sun, read a book, take a nap, relax, and maybe enjoy a drink (…or two)? Well, thanks to PGT Trucking and TAB Bank, you’re covered. Join your friends and other attendees for free beverages by the pool Friday and Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.

Poolside Hospitality compliments of

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CHAIRMAN’S RECEPTION & DINNER Saturday

6:30 p.m. until

Emerald Ballroom

A dinner jacket is suggested; cocktail dress for ladies.

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Kevin Savoy ATA Chairman of the Board Greenbush Logistics

rapping this year’s Convention is a reception and dinner to honor current ATA Chairman of the Board Kevin Savoy, Vice President of Logistics for Greenbush Logistics — a subsidiary of Great Southern Wood, Inc. in Abbeville, Ala. At the start of his term, Chairman Savoy outlined a 10-point plan to improve the Association’s overall standing as the state’s preeminent voice for the trucking industry. His agenda has included initiatives to bolster member numbers, increase existing membership involvement in ATA events and special projects — especially among trucking firms; and fortify and improve the industry’s public image for economic development, and industry safety and professionalism. During the program, we also recognize this year’s Alabama Truck Driver of the Year, longtime Evergreen Transport, Inc. employee George Jones, who was chosen by ATA’s Safety and Maintenance Management Council for his commitment to industry safety and professionalism in a career that has spanned five decades (Read more of his accomplishments on page 16). Another highlight of this event is the announcement of this year’s winner of the H. Chester Webb Award, which is this Association’s highest honor for a member. Last year’s winner Bill Scruggs of Southland International Trucks will announce the winner. Afterwards we have really special treat that you won’t want to miss. Richie McDonald lead singer and songwriter for Lonestar one of country music’s preeminent groups, will perform an intimate acoustic set just for us. McDonald has long been one of music’s most accomplished and wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country’s best singers, he has been the face and voice for Lonestar for more than 20 years. A polished and engaging entertainer, he is among the industry’s most successful songwriters, penning some of the era’s most memorable songs and earned a mantle full of awards and nominations. You will not want to miss this private performance.

George Jones Alabama Truck Driver of the Year Evergreen Transport, Inc.

Reception and Dinner provided by our Act II sponsors:

Richie McDonald Lead Singer for Lonestar

Richie McDonald’s apperance made possible by:

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Dinner Wine courtesy of:

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PRESENTATION OF THE

H. CHESTER WEBB AWARD During the Chairman’s Dinner

April 26th

The H. Chester Webb Award recognizes distinguished service by an individual from the state’s trucking industry, for their outstanding record of service to the industry, the Alabama Trucking Association and to their community. Jack Cole ..............................................1958

E.C. Mitchem ....................................1977

Terry Cross .......................................1996

M.C. Hines ........................................1959

Glenn McClendon ...........................1978

Jerry Davis .........................................1997

W.B. Baxley ......................................1960

J.T. Fowler..........................................1979

Kurt Michel .......................................1998

Jones J. Dunham..............................1961

W.D. Biggs .......................................1980

Doug Cook .......................................1999

A.E. Houk ..........................................1962

Douglas W. Lambert, Sr. ...............1981

Cecil Floyd........................................1963

S. Earl Dove......................................1982

B.E. Sullivan......................................1964

Jule Beasley......................................1983

Leroy Osborne, Sr...........................1965

Ross Neely, Jr. .................................1984

Claude N. Knox................................1966

Robert R. MacDonald.....................1985

P.H Taylor .........................................1967

James I. Ritchie................................1986

T.K. Dorsey........................................1968

Dempsey Boyd ................................1987

Howard E. Durden .........................1969

Walter Poole.....................................1988

P.C. White .........................................1970

G. Mack Dove ..................................1989

Sam N. Cole ....................................1971

G. Raymond McClendon...............1990

Clarence Levi ...................................1972

Sybil Dove.........................................1991

William Sellers, Jr.............................1973

E.H. Moore, Jr...................................1992

Gene Vonderau................................2010

B.A. Real ............................................1974

Robert P. Layman ............................1993

Thomas J. Willings...........................2011

J.H. Dove ...........................................1975

Whit Riley..........................................1994

Buck Moore ......................................2012

Wilson Hiller......................................1976

Don Johnston ...................................1995

Bill Scruggs ......................................2013

Bill Watson ......................................2000 Hubert Rogers .................................2001 Bruce MacDonald ...........................2002 Ken Adams ......................................2003 Barry McGriff....................................2004 Ronnie Stephenson ........................2005

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James Suttles...................................2006 Jack Fricks.........................................2007 Harold Sorrells.................................2008 Drew Linn ..........................................2009

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TRUSTEES BEAU WICKS CHAIRMAN Fund Member Trustee President, Southeast Logistics P. O. Box 1309 Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 Term: April 2013 – April 2016 (205) 759-1818 Fax: (205) 349-3104

RUSTY SPROUSE VICE-CHAIRMAN Fund Member Trustee CFO, B & G Supply Company, Inc. P. O. Box 748 Albertville, AL 35950 Term: April 2011 – April 2014 (256) 878-2928 Fax: (256) 878-1527

KEN ADAMS Fund Member Trustee CEO, Southern Cal Transport, Inc. 148 41st Avenue West Birmingham, AL 35207 Term: April 2013 – April 2016 (205) 323-0004 Fax: (205) 323-0003 CARL CARSON Fund Member Trustee President, Carl Carson Truck Center, Inc. P. O. Box 320680 Birmingham, AL 35232-0680 Term: April 2011– April 2014 (205) 592-9966 Fax: (205) 592-8005

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DREW LINN Fund Member Trustee President, Southland International Trucks, Inc. P. O. Box 578 Birmingham, AL 35201-0578 Term: April 2012 – April 2015 (205) 942-6226 Fax: (205) 942-6311 BRUCE MACDONALD Fund Member Trustee President, Transport Refrigeration Sales & Service 500 Daniel Payne Drive Birmingham, AL 35214 Term: April 2012 – April 2015 (205) 328-7278 Fax: (205) 328-6769

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BALANCE SHEET December 31, 2013

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME AND DEDUCTIONS For the Year Ended December 31, 2013

ASSETS Assets: Cash Prepaid Expenses and Deposits Accounts Receivable (net of allowance) Certificates of Deposit and Investments Deferred Tax Asset (net of liability) Building and Fixed Assets (net of depreciation) Total Assets

$ 2,465,672.67 351,084.28 1,235,275.11 68,177,778.94 1,502,227.04 1,546,972.49

$ 34,369,885.00 8,366,753.00 3,645,742.04 293,828.74

Total Income

$ 46,676,208.78

Deductions: Claim Losses (net of reinsurance) Total Claim Losses

$ 32,910,663.52 $ 32,910,663.52

$ 75,279,010.53

Liabilities: Accounts Payable and Escrow

$

Unearned Contributions

2,637,216.26 2,973,123.84

Total Liabilities Reserves: Reserves for Aggregate Losses Actuarial Reserves for Claim Losses

Income: Contributions Cross Border Premium Investments and Gain/(Loss) on Sale Other

$

5,610,340.10

Members’ Equity: Unrealized Gain/(Loss) on Investments $ (2,291,749.84) Retrospective Refund to Members 16,104,686.43

10,846,245.90 43,756,909.42 $

2,487.45 $

Prior Years’ Excess Income

$ 75,279,010.53

STEVE TUCKER Fund Member Trustee President, Barnett Transportation, Inc. 1547 51st Avenue Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 Term: April 2013 – April 2016 (205) 759-5113 Fax: (205) 759-2707

SCOTT SMITH Fund Member Trustee Vice President, P & S Transportation, Inc. P. O. Box 8250 Ensley, AL 35218 Term: April 2011 – April 2014 (205) 296-9588 Fax: (205) 326-8901

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2,916,811.91 67,530,208.68

Excess Income Before Retrospective Refund Distribution Retrospective Refund Distributed to Members Excess Income Held for Future Retrospective Refund

SHANE McMINN Fund Member Trustee CFO, R.E. Garrison Trucking, Inc. P. O. Box 890 Cullman, AL 35056 Term: April 2013 – April 2015 (256) 737-1709 Fax: (256) 737-1708

2,919,299.36

Provision for Income Taxes (deferred) Excess Income

13,812,936.59

Total Liabilities, Reserves and Members’ Equity

1,976,266.12 2,435,611.51 2,589,806.75 1,262,616.16 1,388,512.54 627,765.07 565,667.75

Excess Income Before Income Taxes 55,855,733.84

Total Members’ Equity

$

Total Deductions

$ 6,086,650.38 49,769,083.46

Total Reserves

Operating Expenses: Administrative Cross Border Admin. Fees Brokerage Expenses Claims Service Fee Excess Loss Insurance Professional Services Royalties Total Operating Expenses

$ 70,447,020.59 _54,342,334.16 $ 16,104,686.43

FRANK FILGO Ex-Officio President and CEO, AL Trucking Association P. O. Box 2339, Montgomery, AL 36102-2339 Term: July 2013 – July 2014 (334) 834-3983 Fax: (334) 262-6504

KEVIN SAVOY Ex-Officio Vice President/Logistics Greenbush Logistics, Inc. P.O. Drawer 638 Abbeville, AL 36310 Term: July 2013 – July 2014 (334) 585-2291 Fax: (334) 585-3581

JACK BRIM Ex-Officio Vice President of Operations BR Williams Trucking, Inc. P. O. Box 3310 Oxford, AL 36203 Term: July 2013 – July 2014 (256) 241-0150 Fax: (256) 831-8059

WAYNE WATKINS Ex-Officio President, Watkins Trucking Co., Inc. 4712 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. Birmingham, AL 35212 Term: July 2013 – July 2014 (800) 633-8238 Fax: (205) 595-7847

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ALABAMA TRUCKER • 2014 Convention Special Edition

ATA 2014 Annual Convention and Meeting Program  

Official program for the Alabama Trucking Association's 2014 Annual Convention and Meeting.

ATA 2014 Annual Convention and Meeting Program  

Official program for the Alabama Trucking Association's 2014 Annual Convention and Meeting.